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Psalms 80

Psalms 80:1  
Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock, you who sit above the cherubim, shine out.

Psalms 80:2  
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might! Come to save us!

Psalms 80:3  
Turn us again, God. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.

Psalms 80:4  
Yahweh God of Armies, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Psalms 80:5  
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

Psalms 80:6  
You make us a source of contention to our neighbors. Our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalms 80:7  
Turn us again, God of Armies. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.

Psalms 80:8  
You brought a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations, and planted it.

Psalms 80:9  
You cleared the ground for it. It took deep root, and filled the land.

Psalms 80:10  
The mountains were covered with its shadow. Its boughs were like God’s cedars.

Psalms 80:11  
It sent out its branches to the sea, its shoots to the River.

Psalms 80:12  
Why have you broken down its walls, so that all those who pass by the way pluck it?

Psalms 80:13  
The boar out of the wood ravages it. The wild animals of the field feed on it.

Psalms 80:14  
Turn again, we beg you, God of Armies. Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vine,

Psalms 80:15  
the stock which your right hand planted, the branch that you made strong for yourself.

Psalms 80:16  
It’s burned with fire. It’s cut down. They perish at your rebuke.

Psalms 80:17  
Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.

Psalms 80:18  
So we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call on your name.

Psalms 80:19  
Turn us again, Yahweh God of Armies. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.


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